Persistent vegetative state with high cerebral blood flow following profound hypoglycemia

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A persistent vegetative state (severe dementia) developed in a 30-year-old man following hypoglycemic coma. Despite the poor clinical outcome, sensory evoked response recovered between 6 and 34 months after the insult. The cerebral blood flow level at rest after 34 months was slightly above the normal range. This finding contrasts with the low cerebral blood flow regularly reported in patients who are comatose or stuporous following severe brain hypoxia-ischemia.


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  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-486
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Unit on Vascular Diabetic Complications (013241510), Clinical Neurophysiology (013013001)